Describe a long walk you ever had IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a long walk you ever had.

You should say:

When this happened?
Where you walked?
Who you were with?
And explain how you felt about this walk?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answers and follow up questions to describe a long walk you ever had IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:

Introduction:
Well, I am quite health conscious and for physical and mental fitness I daily go for a walk.

When this happened?
I usually go for walk alone as my friends are bit lazy to get up early to join me but here I would share the experience of having a long walk with my cousin who was visiting India after long time.

Who you were with?
My cousin Karan actually lives in Canada and last month he was visiting us.

Where you walked?
Like me he is also in habit of going for a walk so he joined the next morning. Since, there are lots of farms around where I live, on his request we decided to have a walk around the farmland. Till now he was complaining about pollution in the area but when he inhaled the fresh air in the morning he felt so good. The dew drops on the leaves and flowers were so health giving.

I took it as an opportunity to show him my farms and the vegetables grown there which he saw after ages. I plucked few fresh carrots for him and he was happy about it. During this walk, we recalled our childhood memories and had a good laugh. During this walk Karan told me about how Canadian culture is different than Indian and how his life has changed after moving to that country.

He said the country is full of opportunities especially for students who move there for further study as they can do some part time job along study and become independent. He said just in 5 years he has purchased a super car and a house which is quite impressive. In fact, he advised me to plan to move to Canada for higher studies. We were so lost in talks that we walked for almost 10 kms.

And explain how you felt about this walk? and Conclusion:
This was time we decided to return and continued enjoying the talks. Overall, it was a long walk I enjoyed that allowed me to spend quality time and share feelings with my cousin.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • I go for a walk every morning, but that is only for about 30-40 minutes.

When this happened?

  • Here, I would like to talk about a long walk that I did in December.

Where you walked?

  • It was a trek of 14 kms, which started from Dharamkot (near Macleodganj) in Himachal and ended at Triund.
  • Dharamkot to Triund is 7 kms, so the total trek is 14 kms.

Who you were with?

  • My cousin had told me about this trek and so I also wanted to do it.
  • I went there with four of my friends.
  • We drove in our car and stayed at a hotel in Mcleodganj.
  • We woke up early the next morning and got ready.
  • We wore comfortable clothes and walking shoes for the trek.
  • After having breakfast, we drove in our car till Dharamkot.
  • From there we started our trek at around 9:00am.
  • It was a clear and sunny day.
  • We were all very excited and the first 3 kms were covered quickly.
  • However, when we reached the halfway point, most of us were very tired.
  • We stopped for some refreshments and a break, at a tea stall.
  • The view from that tea-stall was mesmerizing and breath-taking.
  • Then we resumed our trek and finally, after 4 hours of walking, we reached Triund.
  • The view there was spectacular.
  • The beauty of the Himalayas awed us.
  • There were also some snow-covered areas and we enjoyed playing with the snow.
  • We took a lot of pictures there.
  • We had delicious lunch there, which was freshly cooked and started the journey back to Dharamkot.
  • The trek back didn’t take us as long and we were back in Mcleodganj by 6.30pm.

And explain how you felt about this walk? and Conclusion:

  • It was an exhilarating (amazing) experience and we all felt rejuvenated and recharged.
  • Whenever we meet, we still reminisce (talk) about that trip and how amazing the experience was.

Model Answer 3:

Introduction:

  • I go for a walk every morning, but that is only for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Here, I would like to talk about a long walk that I had.

When this happened?

  • It so happened that my friend came to see me last year in December.
  • Two years ago she went for her higher studies to Toronto, Canada.
  • She had come home for her winter vacation and so she paid me a visit.
  • There were some guests in my house, so we went to a park in my neighbourhood, where we could chat without any disturbance.

Where you walked? and Who you were with?

  • It has a track for walking, so we started walking and also chatted with each other.
  • We had so much to tell each other.
  • I wanted to know all about her life in Canada.
  • She told me all about her studies and about her stay there.
  • She told me that initially she faced a lot of problems, but she sorted them out and now she was very happy there.
  • She is a pure vegetarian, and in the beginning she could not find any affordable veg food outlets over there.
  • Then she found an Indian store and started cooking for herself.
  • She told me that she worked 20 hours a week along with her studies and could manage to earn her overhead expenses.
  • She told me about the beautiful places to visit in Toronto.
  • She painted a very rosy picture of Canada in my eyes.
  • The conversation was so interesting that we both did not realise that we had been walking for two hours.
  • She has an I-phone, which has a health app, which tells the miles walked. We had walked 5 miles, which is about 8 kms.
  • Surprisingly, we did not feel any tiredness.
  • We came home and she talked to my parents about sending me also for higher education to Canada.
  • Because of her, my parents have agreed to send me to Canada for higher studies.

And explain how you felt about this walk? and Conclusion:

  • I can never forget this long walk and this conversation, which proved a turning point in my life.
  • Before that I had never thought about going abroad for studies.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “Describe a long walk you ever had”.

1. What outdoor activities do people like?
I think mostly people like to go for a run or walk in the park because these activities can be done easily and do not require any monetary investment. But lately, many people have also started cycling especially in my city specially after the covid lock downs. I think people are becoming more conscious about their fitness.

2. What are the differences between the outdoor activities children did in the past and now? 
Children used to play simple games like hide and seek, tag and running in the park but nowadays children are more inclined towards professional sports they love to play soccer, cricket or some children go for skating practice.

3. Is leisure important to everyone? why?
Well it is important for everyone to spend some time on entertainment and one should definitely take a break during the day because in today’s hectic style the brain definitely deserves some rest. People should spend time rejuvenating so that they can concentrate or focus better on their tasks later on.

4. Do women have more leisure than men?
I don’t think Leisure has got anything to do with the gender of a person. It purely depends upon an individual’s personality, some people like to work hard whereas others like to spend more time in entertaining themselves. In fact, at my home my mother and father, who are both working, spend an equal amount of time on leisure activities.

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Describe a long walk you ever had IELTS cue card

Describe a long walk you ever had IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Well, I am quite health conscious and for physical and mental fitness I daily go for a walk.
When this happened?
I usually go for walk alone as my friends are bit lazy to get up early to join me but here I would share the experience of having a long walk with my cousin who was visiting India after long time.
Who you were with?
My cousin Karan actually lives in Canada and last month he was visiting us.
Where you walked?
Like me he is also in habit of going for a walk so he joined the next morning. Since, there are lots of farms around where I live, on his request we decided to have a walk around the farmland. Till now he was complaining about pollution in the area but when he inhaled the fresh air in the morning he felt so good. The dew drops on the leaves and flowers were so health giving.
I took it as an opportunity to show him my farms and the vegetables grown there which he saw after ages. I plucked few fresh carrots for him and he was happy about it. During this walk, we recalled our childhood memories and had a good laugh. During this walk Karan told me about how Canadian culture is different than Indian and how his life has changed after moving to that country.
He said the country is full of opportunities especially for students who move there for further study as they can do some part time job along study and become independent. He said just in 5 years he has purchased a super car and a house which is quite impressive. In fact, he advised me to plan to move to Canada for higher studies. We were so lost in talks that we walked for almost 10 kms.
And explain how you felt about this walk? and Conclusion:
This was time we decided to return and continued enjoying the talks. Overall, it was a long walk I enjoyed that allowed me to spend quality time and share feelings with my cousin.